Emergency Legal Help
(if someone is detained or threatened with deportation)

Michigan Immigrant Rights Center

*Call lawyer or agency listed below for assistance

Private Immigration Lawyers in Metro Detroit

  • Noel Saleh – Detroit (313) 605-0879
  • David Wenger – Detroit (313) 963-3135
  • Joe Lopez – Detroit (313) 842-2700 (se habla español)
  • Cristina Delgado – Detroit area, (313) 551-3229 (se habla español)
  • Brad Thomson – Detroit area, (734) 972-0668 (se habla español)
  • Bridgette Sparkman – Southfield – (248) 353-7000
  • Thomas Bassett – Southfield (248) 827-3757
  • Mayra Lorenzana-Niles – Mount Clemens (586) 468-1474 (se habla español)
  • Radovan Stipanovic – Ann Arbor (734) 327-9591
  • Larry Margolis – Ann Arbor 734-994-9590
  • Oscar Rodriguez – Ann Arbor, 734-662-4426, ext 146 (se habla español)
  • Robert Birach – Detroit (313) 964-1234 robertbirach@yahoo.com
  • Michael Nowlan – Detroit (313) 965-8666 mnowlan@clarkhill.com
  • Cynthia Nunez – Detroit (313) 964-2240 nunezcynthia@sbcglobal.net (se habla espanol)
  • Alan Reiter – Detroit (313) 963-2505 areiter@reiterpllc.com
  • Patricia Sullivan – Livonia (734) 427-5891 psullivan09@gmail.com
  • Tamara French – Detroit (313) 831-3390 (se habla español)
  • Manuela Policicchio – Brownstown (734) 479-4200 manuela@mdpimmigrationlaw.com (se habla español)

Free & Low Cost Legal Help

  • Justice for our Neighbors (Detroit & Dearborn offices)
    • Free legal services (attorney on staff)
    • 734-709-1151
    • Centro Familiar Cristiano United Methodist Church – office location
    • 1270 Waterman, Detroit, MI 48209
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Immigration Law Clinic
    • 651 E. Jefferson, Detroit MI
    • 313-596-0200
  • Wayne State University Free Legal Aid Clinic
  • ACCESS (Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services)
    • 313-945-8380
    • 6451 Schaeffer, Dearborn MI 48126
    • Legal consultation and social, economic, health and educational services
  • Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan
    • Immigration Legal Consultations, Naturalization, and Family Based Immigration Law.
    • 15945 Canal Rd. Clinton Township, MI 48038
    • (586) 416-1113 ext. 4023
    • Se habla espanol
  • Southwest Detroit Immigrant and Refugee Center
    • Low cost legal assistance – ask for Kevin Piecuch
    • 17375 Harper Ave, Suite 24124 Detroit, MI 48224
    • (313) 881-2903
    • detimmigrantcenter.com

For Undocumented Victims of Violence

  • La Vida Partnership
    • (313) 849-3920 ext. 5060
    • Safety planning and counseling for women immigrants who are experiencing domestic violence
  • Michigan Immigrant Rights Center
    • Legal help for undocumented immigrants who are experiencing domestic violence and children who are fleeing persecution.
    • 220 E. Huron Street, Suite 600A, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    • 734-239-6863
  • Call Chelsea Derks (School Social Worker) for information on possible citizenship in cases of abuse
    • (313) 782-4422. Press 5, then dial 33757

Immigration Education & Counseling Services

  • Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
    • Offer ESL and GED programs, childcare, counseling, art programs, youth programs
    • (313) 967-4880
    • 1211 Trumbull St., Detroit, MI 48216
  • International Institute of Metro Detroit – Dept. of Homeland Security
    • (313) 871-8600
    • Provides counseling and education surrounding immigration issues to adults 18+ to people adjusting to the United States
    • iimd.org
  • Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (Ann Arbor)
    • Provides advocacy for people threatened with deportation
    • Support groups for children affected by deportation
    • 734-355-2707
  • Freedom House
    • (313) 964-4320
    • 2630 W Lafayette, Detroit MI
    • Offers legal services, food and shelter, clothing, referrals for medical and mental health care, recreational activities, educational and job training opportunities, and transitional housing services for refugees
    • Spanish speaking- Free
  • Michigan United
    • Provides immigration lawyer referrals
    • 4405 Wesson St., Detroit MI 48210
    • 877-507-7774 ext. 708
    • org
  • Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan
    • Counseling, family programming, food assistance
    • 15945 Canal Rd. Clinton Township, MI 48038
    • (586) 416-1113 ext. 4023
    • Se habla espanol
  • ACCESS (Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services)
    • (313) 945-8380
    • 6451 Schaeffer, Dearborn MI 48126
    • Social, economic, health and educational services

General Legal Help (citizenship, residency, visas, etc.)

  • Piast Institute
    • (313) 733-4535
    • Help immigrants with visa, documentation and status issues
    • 11633 Joseph Campau Street Hamtramck, MI 48212
    • Family immigration cases, citizenship, asylum, VAWA, U Visas.
  • S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
    • (313) 926-4202
    • Assists with immigrant status and documentation
  • Freedom House
    • (313) 964-4320
    • 2630 W Lafayette, Detroit MI
    • Legal services, food, shelter, clothing, referrals for medical and mental health care, activities, educational and job training, and housing services for refugees
    • Spanish speaking- Free
  • Michigan Immigrant Rights Center
    • Legal assistance & attorney referrals
    • 220 E. Huron Street, Suite 600A, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    • 734-239-6863
  • Southwest Detroit Immigrant and Refugee Center
    • Legal assistance – low cost
    • Housing services and business development
    • 17375 Harper Ave, Suite 24124 Detroit, MI 48224
    • (313) 881-2903
    • detimmigrantcenter.com

For other immigration resources, see MAT Detroit online database http://www.welcomematdetroit.org/

Michigan United Know-Your-Rights Team
Caitlin Homrich-Knieling, Legal Assistant, University of Detroit Mercy Immigration Law Clinic Co-Chair, (989) 551-2248

SWDCS School Social Worker
Chelsea Derks, LLMSW
(313) 782-4422. Press 5, then dial 33757
Chelsea.derks@swdcs.org

Download the SWDCS Immigration Resources (English) PDF

A SURVIVAL SUGGESTION GUIDE FOR PARENTS OF NATIONAL ORIGIN OTHER THAN UNITED STATES